In the 49th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2020) held on 23-26 August 2020, Prof. Li Cheng, Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was appointed by the I-INCE board as the Vice-president Asia Pacific, for a three-year term till 2023. The I-INCE (International Institute of Noise Control Engineering) was founded in 1974. It is a worldwide consortium of organizations concerned with noise control, acoustics and vibration, with more than 50 member societies representing over 40 countries. As the VP, Prof. Cheng is responsible for overseeing and coordinating I-INCE activities in Asia Pacific region. Prior to this new appointment, he served as a Director in the I-INCE board for three years.

Among other activities, I-INCE is the sponsor of the INTER-NOISE Series of International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering, which is the largest international gathering of experts in noise control engineering held each year since 1972. The 47th edition of the INTER-NOISE was held in Hong Kong, co-organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics.